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Study Guide for Final Exam PSC 150 Exam Format The final exam will have three sections Section I will have multiple choice questions Section II will have short answerquestions You will be asked to provide brief four to five sentences answers to 10 questions Section III will have two essays 15 3 pages The multiplechoice questions will test conceptual understanding as well as historical and currentevent examples covered in class or in the text or in readings on Course ReservesBlack Board Key Concepts What we have covered so far during the semester is pretty much in the syllabus If you missed some lectures please ask your friend Here is a SYNOPSIS of what I think we covered DO NOT LIMIT yourself to this list I make no guarantee that this list is exhaustive Core principles Dominance Reciprocity Identity Levels of Analysis Individual Domestic Interstate or international GlobalstructuraIworld system Major theories of IR Realism Liberalism Marxism Dependency theory The core and the periphery Feminism Constructivism Transitional Justice Reparations International Norms Dynamics International Law Human Rights International Organizations Regional Integration and EU The United Nations The UN System UN Charter Structure of the UN Security Council Secretariat General Assembly Theories of Conflict amp Peace Types of War hegemonic war total war limited war civil war guerrilla war Causes of war individual domestic interstate and global level of explanations Conflict of ideas Nationalism ethnic conflict Causes of ethnic hostility Religious conflict Ideological conflict Conflict of Interest Territorial disputes Control of Governments Economic Conflict Terrorism Statesponsored terrorism Weapons of Mass Destruction know the different types Military forces NPT International Political Economy Read Krasner article and get his main argument International Trade finance and globalization Liberalism and mercantilism balance of trade comparative advantage political interference in markets monopoly sanctions autarky protectionism Trade Regimes WTO MFN GSP GATT Cartels Globalization exchange rate systems the Bretton Woods system IMF and WB MNCs FDI SAP International Development NorthSouth Relations Poverty Theories of accumulation world system dependency NICs debt foreign aid Patterns of foreign assistance Types of foreign assistance know the various models Environment and Technology International Relation and the environment sustainable development managing the environment the atmosphere biodiversity forests and oceans pollution Natural Recourses world energy mineral water Population Information Technology Potential Essay Questions Please bring a bluebook Direction You will be asked to answer TWO of the following questions below Note that these are only examples of what the essay questions are going to look like The actual questions in the test may be different 1 How might the theoretical concepts of realism liberalism constructivism and others that we learned during the semester can be used to explain the lwar on terror 2 Is globalization a source of economic growth and prosperity as most economist and many in the policy community believe Or has it widened the gap between the North and the South and polarized the world more than ever before Provide arguments from the readings to support your answer 3 Identify four newly industrializing countries and analyze the reasons for their apparent success in economic development What conditions made it possible for them to achieve this feat To what extent can they serve as models for other developing countries Justify your answer by comparing economic policy pursued by the newly industrializing countries to an alternative economic policy initiated by other less successful countries Exam Format Study Guide for Midterm Exam PSC 150 The midterm exam will have two sections Section One will have multiple choice questions and fillin the blanks Section Two will have two short essays The multiplechoice questions will test conceptual understanding as well as historical and currentevent examples covered in class or in the text or in readings on Course ReservesBlack Board Key Concepts In studying the concepts below make sure you can define and identify all components and applications of each concept DO NOT LIMIT yourself to this list I make no guarantee that this list is exhaustive If you missed some lectures please ask your friend Core principles Collective goods problem Dominance Reciprocity Identity IR as a field of study Actors States Nonstate NGO IGO etc Levels of Analysis Individual Domestic Interstate or international Globalstructural Major theories of IR Realism Core assumptions Power and elements of power Anarchy sovereignty Balance of power Great powers and middle powers Power distribution Power transition theory Hegemony and hegemonic stability Alliances Statecraft Prisoner s dilemma Liberalism Core assumptions and disagreement with realism Kantian triangle and democratic peace trade democracy and IOs Collective security Domestic influence bureaucrats interest groups public opinion Foreign policy making Marxism Socialism Class struggle Dependency theory The core and the periphery Feminism Difference feminism Liberal feminism Postmodern feminism Cultural approaches Sam Huntington s the clash of civilizations Remembers his list of civilizations Constructivism Ideas and discourses are important and can make a difference International law sources The World Court branch of the UN and the International Criminal Court ICC the one in the documentary Laws of diplomacy and just war doctrine Human rights UDHR War crimes crime against humanity Transnational advocacy networks International Organizations The UN European Union What is Transitional Justice What are basic approaches to transitions justice Potential Essay Questions Please bring a Bluebook Direction Using your knowledge and course materials answer any two of the questions below Be sure to address all parts of the questions Note that these are only examples ofwhat the essay questions are going to look like The actual questions in the test may be different 1 Explain collective goods problem and describe the three basic principles as possible solutions to these problems Which principle do you think offers the best solution and why Support your answer with examples 2 Explain Prisoner s Dilemma What is the significance of this game for international relations scholars Identify a real world issue that exemplifies a Prisoner s Dilemma and discuss the processes and solutions that make it a Prisoner s Dilemma issue 3 Compare and contrast neorealist and neoliberal theories of international relations What are the strengths and weaknesses of each theory In your view which one of the two represents a more accurate picture of today s world politics Provide examples to support your argument 4 In llTransnational Advocacy Networks in International Politicsquot Keck and Sikkink 2011 argue that llstates no longer look unitary from the outsidequot p 257 and pose a question are we moving llToward a Global Civil Societyquot Outline the major concepts and propositions of constructivism How do constructivists differ from the realists in defining actors in IR Do you think that we are moving toward a global civil society as suggested by the constructivists